Articles about Ray of Hope Prize

A Founder-Focused Accelerator Guided By Nature

Launching a startup can be lonely work. The Ray of Hope Prize® is unique in that the program aims to connect the top nature-inspired startup leaders in the world with each other, as well as providing sustainable business and communications training necessary to further accelerate their growth. Where better than out in nature to do so?

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A Startup Support Program Focused on Founders and Their Connection to Nature

Reprinted from Biomimicry Institute's Blog

The founder first approach: “As a founder, YOU are your startup.” The Biomimicry Institute helps startup founders challenge themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally by taking them to camp (literally). Read about how this approach helps to unlock creativity, tap into next-level networking connections, and expand opportunities for business that would have otherwise been missed. 

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Ray of Hope Prize Winner, GreenPod Labs, Featured on Earth.org

Sarah McInerney of the Biomimicry Institute recently interviewed Deepak Rajmohan of GreenPod Labs about his nature inspired solution to global food waste.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - November 2022

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation's quarterly newsletter features stories from our key funding initiatives: Drawdown Georgia, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech, The Ray and the Biomimicry Institute. This edition also has highlights from our Return to RayDay.

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Ray of Hope Prize Awarded to GreenPod Labs for Nature-Inspired Solution to Food Loss

The Biomimicry Institute has awarded the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize® to GreenPod Labs, an India-based agricultural biotechnology startup focused on tackling food loss problems in developing countries.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2022

Ray always said, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation's quarterly newsletter features stories from our key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech, The Ray, Drawdown Georgia and the Biomimicry Institute.

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Top 10 Nature-Inspired Companies Addressing Environmental and Social Issues

Biomimicry Institute announces new cohort of bioinspired startups participating in the Ray of Hope Prize® program.

From inventing higher-performing and more sustainable renewable energy systems, to reducing food waste, to solving the plastic waste problem, the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize® finalists offer inspiring solutions through their use of biomimicry (also referred to as nature-inspired or bioinspired design). Selected from hundreds of impressive submissions from companies around the world, the Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce the top 10 finalists selected to participate in this transformational program designed to help startups cross a critical threshold in scaling their sustainable solutions. The 10-week virtual accelerator program culminates in the chance to receive the $100,000 grand prize and additional equity-free funding.

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The Champion of Textile Sustainability

Reprinted from AATCC Newsletter

Ray C. Anderson’s legacy as a champion of textile sustainability continues to have value today. Michael Quante interviews John A. Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation about Ray's legacy today.

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Fireside Chat with Janine Benyus and Lex Amore: 25 Years of Biomimicry

Listen to a conversation with Janine Benyus and Lex Amore as the Biomimicry Institute celebrates 25 years since the seminal book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature was published.

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Brightening Our Corner - May 2022 Newsletter

Ray always said, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation's quarterly newsletter features stories from our key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech, The Ray, Drawdown Georgia and the Biomimicry Institute

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